I have a pair to Alexander Laing who served with the Imperial Light Infantry in the early days of the Natal campaign before earning his KSA with Kitchener's Fighting Scouts.
I know it's a difficult one... but I would like to know if there is a record (diary) etc. anywhere which would place various companies in the heat of the action at Spioenkop? Going on what I think is a reference to Laing's company on the attached attestation form; I am predisposed to think that he was with "E" Company.
Am I wrong in assuming this and would "E" Company have been "atop" the "Kop"?
The ILI history "With the Imperial Light History Through Natal" by Charles Boscawen-Wright is very rare, and not very good on detail. I have an electronic copy supplied by the National Library of SA that cost R520 plus p&p.
I regard the ILI as beign the most complete unit on Spion Kop.
I have copy of "With the Imperial Light History Through Natal". The only "Company" data for Spioenkop I could find was on p30.
.......the honour of being first in the firing line belonging to F and H Companies, who gained the summit at eleven o'clock......